Change: The Non-binary of Self Evolution

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The reality of change saturates our every day.   From the materialization of a 21st century pandemic to Kanye West running for president of the United States, our expectations of tomorrow are shattered by the reality of unforeseen developments and shifting trends of today.  Often, we have little say over whether changes will occur, both small…

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Change: A Growth Mindset

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(Photo provided by Miltiadis Fragkidis via Unsplash) The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States is rising. Yet, when I open my social media, the photos posted by friends seem like replicas of summers from years past. While most around the globe accept the reality of COVID-19’s existence, hundreds have refused to process the…

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A More Inclusive Workplace

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Demonstrations have expanded across over 20 countries in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Thousands in Nairobi, Dublin, London, Berlin, Milan and Warsaw have organized and mobilized demanding racial equity, justice and a system change. As events continue to unfold, one prominent element of the demonstrations I’ve witnessed is the collective fabric of the…

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A Revolution of Inclusivity

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COVID-19 is an inarguable milestone of our lifetime.  We have been shaken by its unpredictability and battered by its effects. Yet despite the catastrophic aftermath of the hard-swinging virus, much of our reality remains unapologetically the same.  The canon of murders by U.S. police officers of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd — along…

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Redefining Success: A Mindset

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“Focus on the fundamentals – inspire the team. The genius within us asked to shape the still unseen; Yet the world continues gasping in a strange collective pause-Could we use it to embrace the wound and heal the larger cause?  Reflect. Grieve. Breathe. Rise. Allow success to re-emerge with compassion at its side.”  A New Normal Life is different…

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Being Calm after the Storm

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As the spread of COVID-19 continues, business leaders across the world are increasingly facing difficult decisions. How will they continue growing the company? How can they best support and keep their employees? How will they be able – or will they be able – to operate long term? The list evolves each week as the…

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Leading Well During a Crisis

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Our decisions are most often made based on the results we predict and are able to measure.  Results that matter seem to only be those quantifiable, tangible and written down. How well does this approach work when swift action is needed? How long does it take us to offer emotional support, compassion, and care for individuals…

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Reflection

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Reflection – as a noun stands for something or someone able to send back light, heat, sound or any energy without absorbing it.   Coaching offers clients an unbiased view of their actions and stated  intentions so they can more clearly see themselves. Reflection – as a verb is a unique human activity and powerful dimension…

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Building Connection in Divided Times

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Diversity and inclusion are words we hear a lot – and the lack of them is always evident when tolerance wears thin during election season. Elections are one way of exercising the gift of freedom we receive as citizens of the US.  I respect all citizens and their right to vote, no matter how their…

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Mindset – What’s Your Story?

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What story plays in your mind when:  Your plane is delayed?  Your doctor wants to talk with you about lab results? You’re summoned unexpectedly to your boss’s office about a reorganization?   Your teenager isn’t back home long after the expected time?  The stories we tell ourselves about a situation, event or person affect how well…

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The “Work” of Work Life Balance

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Achieving work-life balance is a goal that shows up often when I’m coaching clients in their mid-career years. There are many issues for many mid-level leaders that contribute to a normalized 12+ hour day – which is also often shown as a leader’s badge of honor, as well as a stepping-stone to senior leadership. If…

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Leadership is a skill of empathy

Empathy is a Skill of Leadership

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Empathy.  What is it – and why is it a crucial skill of leaders? “Empathy is the capacity to sense, and to respond with appropriate emotion and action to another’s emotion and thinking.  It involves the ability to imagine what another person is experiencing from within the context of their mental, emotional and physical. “…

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